A $4 Billion Campaign for Texas A&M University

In 2015, Texas A&M University’s fundraising partners publicly announced the Lead by Example campaign, an ambitious and historic initiative to raise $4 billion for Texas A&M by the end of 2020. As the largest higher education fundraising endeavor ever undertaken in Texas and one of the largest nationally, the campaign encompasses all private gifts benefiting Texas A&M since Jan. 1, 2012, including gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations through the Texas A&M Foundation, The Association of Former Students, the 12th Man Foundation, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, and the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association.

A truly collective effort, gifts ranging in size from a few dollars to the multimillions have been given by first-time donors and longtime friends. These individuals include not only former students, but also those drawn to Aggieland for its values, culture and academic strengths.

Through the end of 2020, all gifts to Texas A&M will still count toward the campaign’s total. You can learn more about the campaign’s transformative impact at leadbyexample.tamu.edu.


Individual donors who've contributed to the campaign


Corporate/foundation donors who've contributed to the campaign


Gifts made to the campaign

Campaign Gift Destinations

  • Colleges29%
  • Faculty & Research20%
  • Students18%
  • Campus Construction14%
  • Unrestricted11%
  • Athletics8%

Campaign contributions are funding programs within Texas A&M colleges, faculty and research initiatives, campus construction, student scholarships and athletic programs. Unrestricted funds represent contributions that have not yet been designated by donors.

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